IFAW’s mission is to rescue and protect animals around the world.  IFAW rescues individuals, safeguards populations, and preserves habitat in over 40 countries.

Guiding ideas

Our vision: Our vision is a world where animals are respected and protected.

Our promise: We promise supporters and policy makers effective animal protection solutions delivered with intelligence, compassion and integrity.

Our principles: In order to achieve IFAW’s vision of a world where animals are respected and protected, we follow key principles in our hands-on projects with animals and in our advocacy work to secure better animal welfare protection in policy, legislation and society:

  • It should be recognised that animals have intrinsic value and are sentient beings.
  • Policy should be based on sound science and the ethical treatment of animals.
  • Conservation decisions should be guided by ecological sustainability and biological sustainability, the precautionary principle and ethical treatment of animals.

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